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Joint Agency Coordination Centre

Joint Agency Coordination Centre

Joint Agency Coordination Centre

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 disappeared on 8 March 2014 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew on board.

On 30 March 2014, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon Tony Abbott MP, established the Joint Agency Coordination Centre (JACC) to coordinate the Australian Government's support for the search into missing flight MH370. The JACC is led by Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston (Ret'd).

The purpose of the JACC is to ensure the public and other stakeholders, particularly families, are well informed about the progress of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that disappeared on 8 March 2014 on a flight to Beijing from Kuala Lumpur.

As the search and recovery process may take some time, the Australian Government is seeking to provide a single point of contact for affected parties, while also taking into account the interests of other stakeholders.

The JACC will continue the close cooperation with the Government of Malaysia, which under international law has overall responsibility for the search, and with Malaysia Airlines.

The JACC does not perform any search, recovery or investigation activities. These activities remain the responsibility of the expert agencies.

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